Six North-east locations have been named as among the 51 best places to see examples of Scotland’s geology.
The Scottish Geodiversity Forum says the spots showcase some of the oldest, and at times most unusual, rock formations in the world.
On the list includes Portsoy on the Banff Coast, Laich Sandstones in Elgin and Burn o’Vat at Dinnet.
Stonehaven, St Cyrus beach and the Cairngorms also feature in the best-of list.
The Forum’s project, which is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, is part of Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology.
This aims to shine a spotlight on some of the country’s greatest assets and icons as well as its hidden gems.
Other places featuring on the list include Luskentyre in Harris, the Isle of Iona and Corrie Fee at Glen Clova.
The panel aimed to find just 50 places but they couldn’t agree.
The full list of 51 places can be accessed online at www.scottishgeology.com/best-places/